The Core Class

"Every day I use what I have learned. To be a team player, to listen to the opinions of others, to try to be empathetic to the needs of others, and go that second mile. Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for the opportunity to go through a program like Leadership Lancaster."
-1993 Core Class Graduate

Leadership Lancaster challenges participants from diverse backgrounds to assume effective, more active volunteer roles in addressing community needs.

The Core Class program runs September through May and includes twelve full day sessions and one evening session. Requirements include program attendance, small group project, community board observation, arts and culture observation, and government observation.

The topics covered include: public education, public policy, economic development, law & justice, arts community, health and human services and a county tour. Skills covered include: consensus and coalition building, inclusion, negotiation, collaboration and team building, trusteeship, visioning, conflict mediation and resolution, facilitation, personal evaluation, and problem solving and decision making.

Tuition cost is $2,250 per person, ($150 of this amount must be paid by the participant personally) with a limited number of scholarships available. Graduation from the class does not signify the end, but the beginning of a lifetime of opportunities. It is expected that alumni, as trustees of Lancaster, will become active participants in positive change.

Core Class of 2019

Dave Achey, Manager RKL, LLP
Andrew Allwine, Project Architect, RLPS Architects
Michaela Allwine, Housing Programs Specialist, Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
Rebecca Baltozer, Assistant Manager Retail and Operations, Turkey Hill Experience
Jeffrey Bierlein, Vice President, S&T Bank
Rita Boer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Community Services Group
Amir Boutorabi, Project Estimator, Warfel Construction Company
Melanie Canfield, Senior Employee Services Officer, Fulton Financial Corporation
Justin Capots, Business and Energy Analyst, LCSWMA
Nick Capretta, Purchasing Agent, R.W. Sauder
Grace Chesters, Relationship Manager, Fulton Bank
Lindsey Cook, Attorney, Barley Snyder, LLP
Aramis Cordero, Practice Manager, Lancaster Health Center
Matthew Czaus, Brokerage Advisor, ROCK Commercial Real Estate
Kelly Deihm, Senior Accountant, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP
Kurtis Egan, Estimator, Caldwell Heckles & Egan, Inc.
Michele Emenheiser, Marketing Assistant, Engle Printing and Publishing Company, Inc.
Karen Fitzgerald, Chief Advancement Officer, Excentia
Mark Fitzgerald, Vice President, First National Bank
Justin Geisenberger, Real Estate Agent, Sable Commercial Realty
Jenny Germann, Executive Director, Manheim Township Educational Foundation
Brodie Gleason, Project Manager, Benchmark Construction Company, Inc.
Loretta Gockley, VP Support Services & Trust Technology Manager, Fulton Financial Advisors
Steve Grumm, Executive Director, Lancaster Bar Association
Kathy Gutierrez, Director of Human Resources, RKL, LLP
Cory Heyman, President and Managing Member, CoreLife Eatery
Mike Hilliard, Attorney, Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli
Mindy Jones, Home Visitor Specialist, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Lucas Kauffman, Wealth Management Advisor/ Financial Consultant, Kauffman Advisory Group
Drew Kavanaugh, Advisor, Odyssey Group Wealth Advisors
Angela Keen, Restorative Justice Program Coordinator, Advoz
Yessenia Lefever, Community Credit Analyst, Community First Fund
Meg Lefever Titter, Front of House, Max's Eatery
Kim Lyons, Principal, Simon Lever, LLP
Dina Maio, Project Manager, Mountainview Mechanical
Amy Malay, Director, Team Development, Ambassador Advisors
John Martin, AVP, Business Development Officer, Everence Financial
Jonelle Matthews, Director of Finance, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Erica Miller, Recruitment Manager, Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
Katie Miller, Corporate Communications Manager, Sight and Sound Theatre
Alex Mobarak, Director of Finance, Cargas Systems, Inc.
Donald Morant, Sergeant, Lancaster City Bureau of Police
Jacquie Morges, Volunteer Manager, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity
Kevin Neuman, Technical Services Manager, Astro Machine Works
Anne Ness, Manager, McKonly & Asbury
Leslie Nunez, Staffing Manager, Elwood Staffing
Jodi Pace, Human Resources Business Partner, Advanced Food Products, LLC
Luke Peterson, Project Engineer, Warfel Construction Company
Jon Pogue, Vice President, Citizens Bank
Anna Ramos, Business Initiatives Director, The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Timothy Rieker, Business Services Officer, BB&T
David Robitzski, Research Scientist, Armstrong Flooring
Loaida Rodriguez, Director of Finance, Community Basics
Brie Rogers, Assistant Designer, Atomic Design, Inc.
Eddie Roth, Trade Promotion & Forecasting Analyst, Turkey Hill Dairy
Nicole Shipton, Business Banking Relationship Manager, AVP, M&T Bank
Derek Smith, Project Manager, Good Three
Megan Spatz, Administrative Services Manager, High Concrete Group
Paula Spirawk, Manager of LPS Business Operations, Listrak
Khem Subedi, Community School Facilitator, Lancaster Lebanon IU 13
Jake Thorsen, SoWe Neighborhood Director, Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
Ryan Tiburtini, Project Executive, Clark Associates
Stephanie Townrow, Museum Educator,
Erin Treese, Branch Manager, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Susan Wallace,Global Marketing Product Manager, IBM
Kevin Weaver, Safety Manager, LCSWMA
Kate Wert, Demand Planner, Armstrong Flooring
Derek West, Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Laura Willmer, Program Manager, Tabor Community Services
Sally Winchell, Wellness Director, Bright Side Opportunities Center
Jeremy Young, Community & Exconomic Development Manager, Lancaster City Alliance
Colby Young, Senior Accountant, Walz Group

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